Monday, March 22, 2010

The Fray: Fixing A Hole

In June 2007, several bands recorded songs from the Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album using the same 4 track analog tape deck that the Beatles used on the original. Videos of these recordings were aired on BBC 2 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the original album. Our cover artist is Denver based The Fray doing a “smashing” job on “Fixing a Hole.”

The Beatles Original

Unlike previous recordings where the lead vocal was recorded separate from the backing track, Paul McCartney’s lead vocal was recorded simultaneously with the rhythm track. On the original, producer George Martin played the harpsichord. McCartney admitted later that the song was originally inspired by seeing a road crew fix a pothole and was finished while he was in a psychedelic haze.

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